Uta serves as the main antagonist of the film One Piece Film: Red. Not only does she have a singing voice that has captivated the hearts of everyone in their world, but she also happens to be the daughter of Shanks, chief of the Red hair Pirates and one of the Four Emperors that rule over the New World.
She and the protagonist Monkey D. Luffy are long-separated childhood friends who have reunited thanks to the events that take place in the film.
Fans in Japan have been completely enthralled by Uta's voice provided by voice actress Kaori Nazuka, while her singing voice was provided by Ado, a popular singer. Recently a performance of the film's songs, including its theme song "Shinjidai", was performed live in real-time with a showing of the film, generating a lot of buzz online.
There's such huge hype around Uta and her enchanting voice that the film's characters are set to make history by becoming the first performers from an anime to perform at the NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen, an annual New Year's Eve television special during which the nation's most popular acts of the year perform.
Uta also had a pretty impressive year on pixiv as well, taking the No. 1 spot in 2022's "Net Buzzword 100," a project that determines the internet's most popular words based on interactions and clicks on the pixiv Encyclopedia and the Nico Nico Encyclopedia pages.
To help this siren-like songstress celebrate her many achievements this year, we've gathered some of the amazing fan art featuring Uta from One Piece Film: Red. Do any of them strike a particular note with you?